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We DARE You... to enter the 80's Re-purposed!

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What have the 80's done for you lately? Welcome to the new Emerald Creek Design Team first Challenge!
Well I am so excited, because the 80's brought me a break out launch for this new talented team.   All I can say is after this first round, with just about every glitch that could be imagined, these ladies have me in shock and awe.  So lets get started. We are starting with an 80's theme. Why, you ask?
Well, The Canadian Scrapbooker Carnival, has themed this years event after the 80's, so we decided we take the awesome parts of the 80's, some of the dreaded parts of the 80's and come up with a new re-purposed look to bring the 80's for today.
So with no further ado, we introduce to you
Our Coast to Coast Canadian Design Team (literally) Julia ChupikOur stampeding gal from Alberta, nailing it with mixed media



All I can say is WHAT!!!!? She rocked this. This is her first design team experience and she nailed it like a Superstar. Her Mixed Media Art, has given …

Fall Inspiration

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Fall is in the air!   I am seeing Fall inspired projects all over and my Blog is no exception.  Here's peek at my Fall inspired project where you'll find this adorable Squirrel Charm.  
Did you know you can ink up your metal charms!  I used alcohol ink these Metal Alloy Squirrel Charms however the Distress Paints work AMAZING helping to coordinate your metal embellishments to your project.  
While you're there check out how I used the new Tim Holtz Zig Zag stencil.

Want to see more than a peek...well you can see a lot more.  Check out how I used my little metal squirrel to accent a fun Fall project.  
Nicole Wright Designs


A Masculine Retirement Card

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Do you ever wonder what to do for a guys retirement card?

Here are a couple of simple ideas to get you going.

First grab anything clock, or date related. I picked the Clockwork stencil by Tim Holtz, Texture Pasteby Ranger, aclock bradfrom Emerald Creek and a washi tape from the Tim Holtz ideology collection

"Symphony" with the definition of journey, and I had these random metal stickers I picked up from the dollar store, but the package is gone so I can't quote the company. same with the fine wire used for the fishing line.

Second, grab the guys favorite thing. In this particular case fishing, golf & guitars would all have made a suitable stamp. I chose the Trout

Now for colours.
I used the Tarnished Brass, Brushed Pewter, Antiqued Bronze, Distress Spray Stains by Tim Holtz and sprayed , Black Soot stamp pad for the fish and the old paper stamp pad for distress around the fish. Festive Berries, Iced Spruce, Gathered Twigs and my water brush for the fish.
Rough up th…

A Snowflake Charm is #7 of the releases

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The Victorian Snowflake Charm
Enhance your winter project with Elegance.
These snowflakes look great the way they are, or you can dress them 
up with white ink and fine glitter to really make them sparkle. 



Watch for upcoming crafty posts from the new Emerald Creek Dares DT!  

New Release - Prize Cameo Charm

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**Prize Cameo Charm**
This is perfect for tricking out any project with a personal badge or award. Add a photo, letter or number to personalize this. You can Also use Glossy Accents by Ranger and inks to give it a custom jewel effect.


Watch for upcoming crafty posts from the new Emerald Creek Dares DT!  

New Release Floral Charms

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The Floral Spray Charm
~Simple and elegant for so many occasions~  Can there be too many flower charms? Nope....

These flower charms are 2" long and would look stunning, adorning a ribbon on any
 paper craft. If you are daring, create a coloured version with alcohol inks and 
fasten it with wire or a brad. There is no limits to what this 
embellish with beauty. 



Watch for upcoming crafty posts from the new Emerald Creek Dares DT!  

A masculine cameo? Found it!

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The Stitched Cameo
-Adding just a touch of masculine to this classic charm-
These metal charms are are so versatile for your creative projects. Imagine these layered on your latest card, layout or project. Add more interest and get inky.  You can use alcohol inks or distress paints to coordinate your project. How about using rub on's or add an embellishment. The possibilities are endless.  

Watch for upcoming crafty posts from the new Emerald Creek Dares DT!  


You don't know me yet? What?!

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It was pointed out to me that I have talked about my team, my business, sometimes my kids and my dog, (the Late Eugene). But I haven't actually introduced myself. So here it goes...






I am Kim Evans, I grew up to the age of 16 on the West Coast (the entire lower mainland) with my parents and younger brother & sister. It was awesome! Then a down turned job market had us move to Calgary, AB.











Since I have been in Calgary, I met my husband Duncan in high school, married in 2000 and now
have 2 beautiful children, Isaac & Vienna.





 I graduated from "the Comp" in Okotoks in 1995 and began working management and merchandising in the retail industry. I decided on a change and went to SAIT to get an estimating certificate in construction, while working for local residential and commercial companies.  Since then, I have owned and sold a siding company and started Emerald Creek Construction & Consulting. This changed to Emerald Creek Ventures Inc and Emerald Creek Craft Suppl…

Whatever will Charm Release #3 be?

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Feather's!
These are Gorgeous and detailed. You will have to have a set for sure!


Meet the Design Team!

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First, Thank you all so much for your submissions!
This was no easy task and I was extremely proud to see so much Canadian Talent. Just because you did not get selected, do not be discouraged. We will be refreshing members on the design team every 6 months and you all were wonderful artists, so please try again. 




Now to Meet the team:
Congratulations Diana, Karon, Cathy & Julia!























Do you Dare .... to use one product and create 3 looks?

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For our first Public Monthly Dare we want to see if you can re-think one main product to create 3 looks.  My first class I ever taught was an "open choice", so I picked this idea of how to get more from a single item. I was tired of things collecting dust.






So I chose a Tim Holtz Woodgrain Stencil with texture paste.  
My idea was simple: create a Masculine, a feminine and a youthful card. I pulled out my matte texture paste from Ranger Ink & textured up 2 sheets of paper with 3 stencils each and let them dry for 1/2 an hour. Then I cut them in to individual strips.







Using Enhanced Ivory Pearl Embossing Powder, The Rose stamp & Vertical Word Sentiments I created this Feminine Card








Using Black Soot, Gathered Twigs and Walnut Wash, The V.I.B stamp & Twine made the perfect Masculine Card for Father's Day



Using Sizzix #2 Square Flip-its Die, Ripe Permisson, Salty Ocean, Squeezed Lemonade, Spun Sugar and a light blend of mowed Lawn Mini inks I blended the colours o…